Chris Kelly

Ice Hockey Player
Born Nov 11, 1980

Chris Kelly is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is an alternate captain for the Bruins during away games.

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1980 Birth Born on November 11, 1980.


1997 16 Years Old Kelly was then selected in the fourth round, 56th overall, by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s London Knights in the 1997 OHL Priority Selection.
1998 17 Years Old At the major junior level, Kelly played for both the Knights and the Sudbury Wolves. In 1998–99, he scored 36 goals, his career-high scoring mark in the OHL. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old Kelly was drafted 94th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. … Read More


2001 20 Years Old When he was a professional rookie in 2001–02, he helped the Griffins finish fourth in the AHL. … Read More
2004 23 Years Old Kelly made his NHL debut on February 5, 2004, in a match against the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of four games he appeared in with Ottawa during 2003–04.
2005 24 Years Old In his rookie season of 2005–06, he became a regular in Ottawa's lineup, appearing in all of the team's 82 games and registering 30 points whilst playing in a checking role.
2007 26 Years Old 1 More Event
The following season, he was a member of the Senators team that advanced to the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals.
2008 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Kelly was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2008, but again re-signed with the Senators on a four-year contract extension worth $8.5 million on June 20, 2008.
2010 29 Years Old As part of a rebuilding process undertaken by the Senators as the 2010–11 season was concluding, Kelly was dealt to the Boston Bruins on February 15, 2011, for a second-round draft pick in 2011; Ottawa later used the pick to select forward Shane Prince.


2011 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 15, 2011, Kelly and the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup in seven games over the Vancouver Canucks. … Read More
2013 32 Years Old As the 2013–14 season began on October 3, 2013, with a home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Kelly had his first-ever chance at a penalty shot in his NHL career in the first period of the game; he converted the penalty shot, scoring the first Bruins goal of the season against goaltender Anders Lindbäck while the Bruins were in a short-handed situation en route to an eventual 3–1 home victory. … Read More
2015 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In his sixth year with the Bruins in the 2015–16 season, and in the final year of the his contract, Kelly began the campaign leading the Bruins penalty-kill.
2016 35 Years Old As a free agent following his recovery from his broken leg with the Bruins, Kelly signed a one-year contract to return with the Ottawa Senators on July 7, 2016.
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